To celebrate the opening of its latest store at Sydney’s Westfield Bondi Junction, Tiffany & Co. have collaborated with local artist Dr Lisa Cooper to specially design and create sculptures displayed in the store windows, inspired by Tiffany jewellery designs and heritage. The series of sculptures titled “The Mysteries” will be revealed at the official opening of the new store on the 13th of February.
Lisa Cooper lives and works in Sydney, she was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy (fine art) in 2010. Her interdisciplinary practice comprises sculpture, video installation, and painting. Cooper has exhibited in Sydney, New York, and The Philippines. She was also commissioned by Sydney Theatre Company to create the crowns for the production “War of the Roses” starring Cate Blanchett.
A video teaser has been released by Tiffany & Co. which alludes to the inspiration for the sculptures. The artistic film shows Dr. Cooper handling what appears to be a gold leaf wreath reminiscent of the olive-wreath crown awarded as first prize during the original Olympics in Greece.
“We look forward to welcoming our many customers to our new store in this exciting shopping centre,” said Glen Schlehuber, managing director of Tiffany & Co. Australia. “Our prime location within the centre is the perfect home for our renowned jewellery collections and conveniently located to service our loyal clientele.”
Tiffany architects and interior designers utilized archival motifs to create an elegant store environment. The colour Tiffany Blue™, a symbol of excellence worldwide, has been incorporated in the façade, along with the wheat leaf pattern that frames the entrance of the Fifth Avenue flagship store. In addition, the stainless steel showcases are trimmed with the Art Deco-inspired fluting detail that embellishes the entrance of the New York store.
See the Tiffany & Co. and Dr. Lisa Cooper “The Mysteries” Teaser below